Friday – November 7th at 7:00pm at Artworks
BROTHERS ON THE LINE, an acclaimed documentary, explores the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers, Walter, Roy and Victor. Their social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers, transformed a nation. Behind the dramatic headlines of picket line conflicts, assassination attempts, heated Senate hearings and inter-union power struggles, lies their stirring personal story.
A facilitated discussion sponsored by the Ferris State University Political Engagement Program will follow the film.
Artworks Foreign Film Series
Saturday -November 8th at 7:00pm at the Big Rapids Community Library
The Counterfeiters – Drama (2007) German
The largest counterfeiting operation in history was set up by the Nazis in 1936. Hand-picked for their unique skills, a group of prisoners are forced to produce fake foreign currency. While some prisoners work to weaken Germany’s opponents, others refuse to use their skills for the Nazis.
Awarded the 2008 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. 98 Minutes- Rated R.
The Preserving Old Photographs Workshop scheduled for November 12 has been cancelled.
Order by November 10th in-person at The Painted Turtle or by phone (231) 796-2420.
Pick up early December.
$8.00 per package of 10
Choose blank cards or cards with the message
A midnight snow
Falls on the holly’s brow.
In the morning stillness
Sirius watches us
Wake to a new world
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Thank you to the many volunteers who set up The Way We Worked exhibit that opens October 7th. Please join us for a reception and presentation, The Worst Jobs in American History, Friday, October 10th, 5:00-8:00pm. Click any picture to start the slideshow.
If you are a Michigan-based artist, we want to hear from you!
The Painted Turtle is a gift shop located in historic downtown Big Rapids. We are housed within the Artworks building and feature art and gifts by more than 70 artists. The holiday season is our busiest time of year, and our customers are always looking for something fresh, new, and fun.
The Painted Turtle is interested in all mediums and we accept new exhibiting artists year-round. Continue reading
In July, Artworks and Blue Lake presented a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by German students. Their host families loved posing with these young actors. What a marvelous night.
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Artworks was awarded a grant by the Michigan Humanities Council to show “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution. “The Way We Worked” uses materials from the National Archives to show the history of work from about 1855 to 1990. We will supplement the exhibit with objects from our local work history. The exhibit starts October 4, 2014, and continues through the end of November, 2014.
Artworks was awarded a $14,000 operational support grant by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This grant will help pay our daily costs of operations in 2014, such as staff salaries and utilities. The funds that otherwise have paid these expenses can be redirected to program or building enhancements. Watch our website for news!